Monday, August 23, 2010

Aug 21/10: Giant Milk Bottle


Giant Milk Bottle, originally uploaded by susanvg.

This giant milk bottle, once a water tower for Guaranteed Pure Milk Co, has been a landmark in Montreal since it was erected in 1930. When the company moved from the site, the bottle deteriorated. Until recently it was badly rusted and covered in graffiti. Heritage Montreal started a campaign to save it and money was raised to restore it to its former glory. Nice to see that public pressure can save part of our city's heritage.

You can read more here.

4 comments:

  1. Now, I guess it is considered a piece of functional art!

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  2. Glad to see you got this shot. It is an amazing bottle isn't it?

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  3. Great story about the power of determined people! What a difference between this pristine white picture and the brown, rusty one on the website from your link.

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